BLUE EARTH - VIRGINIA "GINNY" FISCHER, age 70, of Oak Park Heights died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Boutwells Landing Hospice Care in Oak Park Heights, Minn.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Fr. Peter Klein officiating.
Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Minnesota Lake, Minn. Visitation time will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth, and one hour before services at the church.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com
She was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Mankato, Minn., the daughter of Detlev and Mary (Albertson) Schmidt. She graduated from Minnesota Lake High School in 1960 and Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. On Aug. 21, 1965, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato she married John William Fischer. In 1981, she graduated from Mankato State College with a Bachelors of Sociology Degree, which was one of many accomplishments throughout her life.
She loved to travel, which is evident in the fact she lived in various cities: Orr's Island, Maine; Gallup, N.M.; Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; Blue Earth; Chama, N.M., where they owned and operated the Chama Station Inn which was on her bucket list; Pine City, Minn.; Fairmont; and Oak Park Heights, Minn. During her life, she mentored young women, was a nurse for many years at the Assisi Home in Blue Earth, more recently worked as the Health Aid at Braham Public School, and in 2001 she was able to quit smoking. :)
She is survived by her son, Jonathan (Kim) Fischer of Middleton, Wis.; her daughter, Maryanna (Steven) Hatting of Bothell, Wash.; her son, Matthew Wyman (Kellie) Fischer of Fairmont; her son, Adam (Wendy) Fischer of Mahtomedi, Minn.; her sister, Margaret (David) Kauffmann of Minnesota Lake, Minn.; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband John; and her parents.